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Toshiba Excite 7.7 vs Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9

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Toshiba Excite 7.7 Remove phone

Posted: 10 Apr 2012
Market Status: Released
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Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 Remove phone

Posted: 22 Mar 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.0)Android (3.0) 
Dimensions5.30 x 8.10 x 0.30 inches (135 x 206 x 8 mm)9.09 x 6.21 x 0.34 inches (230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm) 
Weight13.40 oz (380 g)
the average is 14.3 oz (409 g)
15.98 oz (453 g)
the average is 14.3 oz (409 g)
 
Display
Physical size7.7 inches8.9 inches 
Resolution1280 x 720 pixels1280 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

191 ppi170 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

AMOLEDTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio59.01 %63.07 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesScratch-resistant glassLight sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels3 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Geo taggingAutofocus 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) 
Features Video calling 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels2 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

NVIDIA Tegra 3  
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad core, 1500 MHzDual core, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processorULP GeForce 2Yes 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM  
Built-in storage32 GB64 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC  
Battery
Capacity 6000 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, SRS Sound  
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), TwitterFacebook 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

A-GPSA-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
BluetoothYes3.0, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
FeaturesMass storage device  
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)  
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
Notifications Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced10 Apr 201222 Mar 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 500  

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